University of Oslo: The Best University in Norway

Norway is a peaceful country in Europe. Norway is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. The country is on the preferred list of students interested in higher education. The main reason for being on the preferred list is that there are no tuition fees in the country’s public universities. Also, the quality of education in the universities is quite good. If you are interested in higher education in Norway, this article is for you. Because I will try to give detailed information about the University of Oslo, the best university in Norway. If you don’t know the details of higher education in Norway, you should know.


The University of Oslo was established on 2 September 1811. Until 1339, however, the university was known as the Royal Frederick University. Norway’s oldest university is located in the country’s capital, Oslo. The founder of the university is Frederick VI of Denmark. The university ranks 113th in the Qs University Ranking, but the University of Oslo ranks 39th in Europe. However, it ranks first among the top 5 universities in Norway. In second place is the University of Bergen.

The university has 6 faculties. Each faculty has several departments. There are about 70 courses or programs in English for Masters. There are about 8 study programs for Ph.D. The University of Oslo has 3 libraries and 2 museums.


 Faculty of Humanities 

 Faculty of Law

 ⚫ Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences 

 ⚫ Faculty of Medicine

 ⚫ Faculty of Dentistry

 ⚫ Faculty of Social Science

 ⚫ Faculty of Theology

 ⚫ Faculty of Educational Sciences

How many departments are there?

➤  Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

➤ Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

➤ Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

➤ Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas

➤ Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

➤ Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies

➤ Department of Media and Communication

➤ Department of Musicology

➤ Department of Criminology and the Sociology of Law

➤ Department of Private Law

➤ Department of Public and International Law

➤ Department of Biosciences

➤ Department of Pharmacy

➤ Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics

➤ Department of Physics

➤ Department of Informatics

➤ Department of Geosciences

➤ Department of Chemistry

➤ Department of Mathematics

➤ Department of Technology Systems

➤ Institute of Health and Society

➤ Institute of Basic Medical Sciences

➤ Institute of Clinical Medicine

➤ Institute of Oral Biology

➤ Institute of Clinical Dentistry

➤ Department of Sociology and Human Geography

➤ Department of Political Science

➤ Department of Psychology

➤ Department of Social Anthropology

➤ Department of Economics

➤Department of Teacher Education and School Research

➤ Department of Special Needs Education

➤ Department of Education

English courses for Masters

  1. Asia and the Middle East Studies
  2. Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation
  3. Astronomy
  4. Biodiversity and Systematics
  5. Bioscience
  6. Chemistry
  7. Classical Studies
  8. Computational Science
  9. Data Science
  10. Development, Environment and Cultural Change
  11. Economics
  12. Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Technology
  13. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  14. Environmental Humanities and Sciences (master’s supplement)
  15. European Languages
  16. European Master in Health Economics and Management
  17. Fluid Mechanics
  18. Gender Studies
  19. Geosciences
  20. Global-MINDS
  21. Health Economics, Policy and Management
  22. Higher Education
  23. Human Geography
  24. Ibsen Studies
  25. Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction
  26. Informatics: Digital Economics and Leadership
  27. Informatics: Information Security
  28. Informatics: Language Technology
  29. Informatics: Programming and System Architecture
  30. Informatics: Robotics and Intelligent Systems
  31. Information and Communication Technology Law
  32. International Community Health
  33. Linguistics
  34. Maritime Life
  35. Materials Science for Energy and Nanotechnology
  36. Mathematics
  37. Media Studies
  38. Political Communication
  39. Modern International and Transnational History
  40. Music, Communication, and Technology
  41. Musicology
  42. North Sea Energy Law
  43. Peace and Conflict Studies
  44. philosophy
  45. physics
  46. Psychology
  47. Public International Law
  48. Religion and Diversity: Conflict and Coexistence
  49. Religious Roots of Europe
  50. Renewable Energy Systems
  51. Screen Cultures
  52. Social Anthropology
  53. Special Needs Education
  54. Stochastic Modelling, Statistics and Risk Analysis
  55. Theory and Practice of Human Rights
  56. Viking and Medieval Norse Studies
  57. Viking and Medieval Studies

Ph.D. programs:

  • PhD at The Faculty of Dentistry
  • PhD at the Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • PhD at The Faculty of Law
  • PhD at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • PhD at The Faculty of Theology
  • PhD in medicine and health sciences
  • PhD in Social Science
  • PhD in the Humanities

There are more than 28,000 students at the University of Oslo. The university also has about 7,000 employees. The University of Oslo is highly competitive. Approximately 5 % to 6% of international applicants are granted admission.

Application process and qualifications:

The Norwegian application process is a little different. The University of Oslo is no exception. You will need to show a bank statement of around 15500 USD at the time of application. The ILTS score for application here is usually 6.5. However, in some courses, it takes 7.5. The university also accepts the results of other tests.

All these courses required IELTS score of 7.5

  • English Literature
  • American and British Studies
  • English Language and Linguistics

The University of Oslo continues to accept applications through its own Application portal. All documents need to be uploaded before the deadline by opening an account in the university’s application portal. You can apply for 2 courses or programs. Applications to the University of Oslo begin on October 19 of each year. The deadline is usually December 1. The good thing is that you will get your result on April 13. However, the course or class starts in August.

Tuition Fees:

There is no tuition fee in the university. However, the semester fee has to be paid every semester. The semester fee is usually 600 Norwegian krone. Which is about 65 US dollars.

Part-time Job Opportunities:

In Norway, international students usually have the opportunity to work 20 hours a week. Which is usually 40 hours a week during the holidays. Even working 2/3 hours a day, a student earns about 700/800 Norwegian krone a month. Which may be more or less depending on the person or city.

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